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We all know it feels nice to give. But how many of us would give away a sudden windfall, particularly if it meant foregoing some luxuries that you’d never dreamed possible? This lovely little film, set in rural India, illustrates just how fun generosity can be when done with sensitivity, spontaneity, and stealth.

Video from KarmaTube

  • Sri Dr Jayaprakash Narayan speech at IMPACT 2013 for YOUTH in INDIA

Inspirational short clip about being kind to others.

 

TEDxBerkeley – Nipun Mehta – Designing For Generosity

Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace (formerly Charity Focus), an incubator of projects that works at the intersection of volunteerism, technology and gift-economy. What started as an experiment with four friends in the Silicon Valley has now grown to an global ecosystem of over 350,000 members that has delivered millions of dollars in service for free. Nipun has received many awards, including the Jefferson Award for Public Service, the President’s Volunteer Service Award and Wavy Gravy’s Humanitarian award. He is routinely invited to share his message of “giftivism” to wide ranging audiences, from inner city youth in Memphis to academics in London to international dignitaries at the United Nations. He serves on the advisory boards of the Seva Foundation, the Dalai Lama Foundation, and Greater Good Science Center.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpyc84kamhw

 

  • PayItFotward – Pay it forward: Nipun Mehta @ TEDxGoldenGateED

http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxGoldenGateED-Nipun-Mehta-2

Naga Naresh Karutura has just passed out of IIT Madras in Computer Science and has joined Google in Bangalore.  What is so special about this 21 year old?

Naresh is special. His parents are illiterate. He has no legs and moves around in his powered wheel chair. (In fact, when I could not locate his lab, he told me over the mobile phone, ‘I will come and pick you up’. And in no time, he was there to guide me)[ Read More…]

N Krishnan left left 5-star job to feed the mentally ill. He feeds 400 mentally ill people on the streets of Madurai three times a day, every day, all 365 days of the year.

The 28-year-old has been doing this for seven years via a charity called the Akshaya Trust.  [Read More….]

He was inspired by his mother who once sold idlis on the pavements of Chennai, to educate him and his siblings. It was a dream come true, when Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthylit the traditional lamp and inaugurated Sarathbabu’s enterprise. [Read More…]

Anand Kumar, a Maths teacher in Bihar, India, gives a whole new meaning to the term, Poor helping the Poor. [Read More…]

“Failure is the pillar of success! Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.”
“Never Be Discouraged”
Everything is okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end. Read More

I remember my dad teaching me the power of language at a very young age. Not only did my dad understand that specific words affect our mental pictures, but he understood words are a powerful programming factor in lifelong success. Read More

Gopal, with a monthly salary of Rs. 2,500, provides shelter and care to over 50 neglected old women in Bhilwara. Read More

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the water  close to Japan has not held many fish for decades. So to  feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever.. Read More

For what reason are we in favour of Peace? May all beings in the world be fortunate and be happy.Pray_For_Peace..

They live life in loving detail. Sunsets, a special dish, an old tune, an unexpected guest, a sudden breeze — when these things come by, they are There. When you embrace life you come alive to the beauty of the present. That’s what these two have done. Read More..